Jack Black gives an accurate critique of Elliot’s “Just What I Needed” solo.
“I didn’t expect to like the ‘cool new band’ Kevin was going to play for me while we smoked a joint in his room at his party that night. I changed my mind midway through the first song, and by the time the second song was over I was a lifelong fan of Elliot Easton. Elliot was the soul of the Cars, and that first record of theirs won me over. In my opinion, the Cars were one of the few impactful groups that came along when New Wave took over the airwaves.” – Slash, from the book Slash, written by Slash with Anthony Bozza, 2007, p. 42